Motorists stopped in Clitheroe in 'non-essential' travel clampdown

Officers pulled over 40 motorists over the weekend and quizzed them for conducting non-essential travel.

The clampdown was in response to reports of anti-social driving and covid breaches in and around Barrow Brook.

PC Butterworth, of Ribble Valley Police , said: "In response to many reports of anti-social driving and potential Covid breaches around the service area of Barrow Brook, myself and colleagues have spent a lot of time in the area making regular visits to establish exactly what is going on.

"It has been a great opportunity to gather information and intelligence and also engage with visitors to the area. In excess of 40 vehicles have been checked and numerous owners spoken too and advised in relation to the manner of their driving and also Covid regulations."

Police stop vehicles as all non-essential travel has been banned by the Government

He added: "Tickets are still being issued for unnecessary travel and any other breaches of the current guidelines so please consider this if you are travelling from out of the area to meet with friends."